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VIDEO: HP Fires Back at iPad with New Slate Ad

As if in retaliation to Apple's launch of the iPad over the weekend, HP released a new promotional clip for its upcoming Windows 7-based tablet, the HP slate. But for some reason Engadget seems to think that the device may be able to sync with the iPod Touch or iPhone based on the white USB cable shown in the clip. While it's not exactly difficult to find a white USB cable, the idea of Apple to HP synchronizing is a rather cool idea nonetheless. Highly unlikely? For sure.

Unfortunately, the new footage doesn't really reveal anything specific about the device. What you'll see is the built-in cam in action, and the tablet's abilities to be used in video conferencing. There are also a few apps on display in the video as well including Skype, Rhapsody, Firefox, and a few other generic apps for videos, photos, the camera, and more. There's also an indication that the device may have a video-out feature, and an option to expand the device's storage via an SD card.

"Think about the last time you chatted with friends over Skype on your notebook," HP teased in this blog. "Or uploaded a picture from your mobile phone to Facebook or Flickr. How about the last time you viewed images or video from an SD card or a USB device. We know that you expect to be able to capture and share digital content on your mobile devices. And the HP slate device excels there."

Previously we reported that the HP Slate is "slated" for a June release with an expected pricetag of around $546. The video confirms some of the previously-reported specs: a memory card reader, a rear-mounted integrated webcam, and USB connectivity. The device will also come packed with Intel's Atom processor and Adobe Flash, making it a tough contender against Apple's iPad this summer.

  • eklipz330
    meh...drop it by a few hundred, and i'll consider it
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  • shin0bi272
    Oh wow! Now THAT I might actually buy!
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  • tacoslave
    For the add the should just post it multitasking and watching 2 youtube videos at the same time.
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  • grieve
    better then the giant ipod i bet.
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  • mlopinto2k1
    Simply brilliant. :)
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  • zachary k
    ipad or slate? slate by a long shot, but i still would rather have a real laptop.
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  • weepee
    hmm, USB... flash... SD card slot... a step up,
    but a netbook still has all those things with a keyboard and is cheaper.
    i guess i just don't get this tablet fad.
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  • victomofreality
    Pretty but I'm still not quite ready to jump on the tablet band wagon yet. Let me know when they're portable without a laptop bag and has some way to protect the screen and it will be superior to the standard laptop but it's not there yet.
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  • hellwig
    What OS is it running, custom HP, Linux, Windows? Yeah, looks cool, and the Atom should be more powerful for certain apps than the ARM-like chip in the iPad (custom Apple chip is it not?), but I still don't need a tablet, not at those prices.
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  • shin0bi272
    hellwigWhat OS is it running, custom HP, Linux, Windows? Yeah, looks cool, and the Atom should be more powerful for certain apps than the ARM-like chip in the iPad (custom Apple chip is it not?), but I still don't need a tablet, not at those prices.It runs win7 according to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ_oYOx9Mq4&feature=related
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